Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The Miami Dolphins head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 9 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Dolphins are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-4-0. The Falcons are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
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Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 0-4-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
10/08/17 WR DeVante Parker Ankle left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/08/17 DT Jordan Phillips Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/03/17 T Eric Smith Knee IR
09/05/17 LB Raekwon McMillan ACL IR
09/05/17 QB Ryan Tannehill ACL IR
09/04/17 C Ted Larsen Bicep IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
08/06/17 S T.J. McDonald Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/05 vs Oakland)
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
10/08/17 WR Julio Jones Hip injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Miami
10/03/17 DE Jack Crawford Bicep IR
10/03/17 WR Mohamed Sanu Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/01/17 DT Courtney Upshaw Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/01/17 S Ricardo Allen Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/01/17 T Ryan Schraeder Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/01/17 RB Terron Ward Neck "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/01/17 LB Vic Beasley Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/07/17 LB LaRoy Reynolds Pectoral IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 41. They have run 237 plays this year for 925 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins average 3.9 yards per play, which is 32nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 60 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 299 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the league. They've run 93 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 29 times for 187 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the NFL in penalties. Jay Cutler has passed for 706 yards this year. He's completed 82 throws while attempting 131 passes for a completion percentage of 62.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 74.8. He averages 8.6 yards per completion and 5.4 yards per pass attempt.
Miami is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 67. They have given up a total of 1,238 yards on D, which is 2nd in the league. The Dolphins are 9th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 99 throws on 135 attempts against the Miami Dolphins defense this season, ranking them 12th and 3rd in the league. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 936 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 96 attempts for 302 yards this season, putting them in 2nd place in the NFL against the run. The Dolphins have had 35 penalties for 298 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 28.9% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is 20th in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 34 punt return yards and are averaging 6.8 yards per return, which is 19th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 14 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 86 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 21.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 711. The Miami Dolphins have tried 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 21st in the league. Miami Dolphins kickers have made 50% of their extra points, going 1 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 463 yards on 10 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 503 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 107 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 26 times for 220 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. They are 14th in the NFL in points scored with 104. They have run 250 plays this season for 1,553 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.2 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 12.6 yards per completion. He has completed 88 passes on 135 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating is 87.5. He has thrown for 1,109 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 89 attempts for 372 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 32 penalties for 263 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 11th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 39% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the league. They are 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 89. They have surrendered a total of 1,273 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 155 attempts against the Atlanta defense this season, placing them 9th and 11th in the National Football League. The Falcons pass defense has also given up a total of 901 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Atlanta kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 434 yards on 9 punts, averaging 48.2 yards per punt. That places them 7th in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 24th in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 62 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 96 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 19.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 38 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,381.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -9
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